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Ford, Chevrolet models lead list of most-googled vehicles in the U.S.

Chevy and Ford trucks lead the list of vehicles searched for the most in the U.S

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The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado are two of the top-selling vehicles in the I.S. So it's no surprise that they're the most-googled according to new data analysis by ValuePenguin.com. What may surprise you is where in the country buyers are most searching for the trucks and what else they're looking for.

Micheal Hoffman, the senior research analyst at ValuePenguin.com, and the lead researcher on this report said, "These findings provide a pulse on consumer demand trends in the U.S. auto industry, at a critical moment for the economy and auto manufacturers, following several years of record breaking vehicle sales."

Here are the most-googled vehicles in the U.S. right now.

Ford F-150

2020 Ford F-150

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According to ValuePenguin.com, "America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, took the top spot for online searches in 32 U.S states, and is among the top three most searched vehicles in 49 states. Regionally, the Ford F-150 captured the most consistent google search interest in the Midwest and South."

Ford will reveal its next-generation F-150 later this month. An all-electric version of the model is coming soon as well.

Chevrolet Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado RealTree Edition

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ValuePenguin.com says, "The Chevy Silverado was not far behind the Ford F-150 in absolute search volume, and was the most searched for car in eight states - Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Interest in the Silverado spanned all regions and propelled it to the top three most searched cars in 42 states."

In the two years, Chevrolet has begun selling its new Silverado regular duty and Silverado HD pickup trucks. There's a 1500 RealTree Edition coming for 2021. Chevy recently announced that it's staring a Silverado desert racing program.

Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The Honda Civic was the third most searched vehicle in the country and the first in six states- California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The Honda civic is also the most searched car overall in the entire Northeast region, and the two most populous states in the country.

Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma

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From the ValuePenguin.com team: "The Toyota Tacoma, which captured the most searches among all vehicles in Hawaii, Vermont and Washington was also the fourth most searched car in the United States. The Toyota Tacoma has been among the top-selling pickups in the U.S. for the past two decades."

The Tacoma has gotten a facelift and safety upgrades for 2020. It is also now being sold in Nightshade and Trail Special Edition models. Toyota recently confirmed that they're moving all Tacoma production out of the U.S. to Mexico.

Honda Accord

Honda Accord Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The Honda Accord received more searches than any other vehicle in Rhode Island and the District of Columbia — the smallest areas surveyed in ValuePenguin's analysis. In all six states where the Honda Civic was the most searched vehicle, the Honda Accord was right behind in second place.

Honda hasn't changed the Accord much for the 2020 model year. Still, it's near the top of the list of best-selling car rankings for 2020.

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The new Grand Cherokee L is on its way to dealers now.

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The all-new three-row Grand Cherokee L was unveiled earlier this year, and features an ultra-premium interior, a load of new tech, and sharp styling that shouts back to Jeep models of the past. Just a few weeks ago, we learned pricing and feature details for the new model, and now Jeep says the vehicle is on its way to dealerships across the country.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L The L is the first three-row Grand Cherokee.Stellantis


In terms of styling, the L's shape has been reworked from previous Grand Cherokee models to be more reminiscent of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The automaker says that the grille has been tilted forward and is now wider for better air flow and a more dramatic appearance. The idea was to make the Grand Cherokee L look rugged, but keep it sleek and technical in the process.

The stretched Grand Cherokee retains the engines that powered its predecessors. That means a 3.6-liter V6 is standard, which delivers 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A 5.7-liter V6 is optional, and makes 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or al-wheel drive. Either powertrain option will provide decent towing capability, but the V8 is unsurprisingly more powerful. With a V6 on board, the Grand Cherokee L can tow 6,200 pounds, while V8-powered models can pull 7,200 pounds.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L The L's styling is modern but nostalgic.Stellantis


Inside, Jeep says the L can be equipped with the latest tech and entertainment features. Running the latest Uconnect infotainment software, the Grand Cherokee L will be capable of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and can be had with a head-up display, a rear-seat monitoring camera system, and a 950-watt 19-speaker McIntosh audio system. At the top end of the lineup, the Summit Reserve model gets Palermo quilted leather, open-pore waxed walnut wood, and 21-inch wheels.

Pricing for the L starts at $38,690 after destination, which buys the base Laredo trim. The range-topping Summit Reserve model starts at $61,690 after destination. Dealer deliveries are underway now, supported by almost 5,000 employees at Stellantis' Detroit Assembly Complex.

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Ford Bronco Production Officially Begins

The Ford Bronco is finally ready for primetime.

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The time is finally here. After years of speculation and several months of pandemic-related delays, the Ford Bronco is starting to roll off the assembly line. The SUV marks the first new Bronco model in Ford's lineup in 15 years, not counting the Bronco Sport, and is one of the most hyped and sought-after vehicles to hit the market in quite some time. Ford's announcement that production has begun will be accompanied by a special YouTube presentation that Ford says will include interviews with the Bronco team and with reservation holders at the automaker's new Modification Center.


2021 Ford Bronco Ford added 2,700 jobs to support Bronco production.Ford


Bronco production has driven Ford to invest $750 million into its Michigan Assembly Plant, and the automaker says it has added 2,700 jobs to support the rollout. Ford's push to begin production can't come soon enough. Over 125,000 Bronco orders have been placed, and multiple delays have pushed the vehicle's arrival back, meaning there is considerable demand for the off-road legend.

Ford is ready to capitalize on the craze and will offer several ways to customize the new vehicle. At its 1.7 million square-foot Modification Center, The Blue Oval will factory-install several optional modifications that include equipment such as a front bumper safari bar, graphics packages, roof racks, and more. That's on top of more than 200 factory-backed accessories that can be installed at the dealer, either at or after the time of purchase.


2021 Ford Bronco Delays and production difficulties have pushed the Bronco back.Ford


If you are hoping to get behind the wheel of a new Bronco, it could be a while. Even buyers that have been in line for a while now might not see their new vehicle until late 2021 or 2022, and the vehicle's official rollout will almost certainly re-spike demand. Even so, many feel it's worth the wait, and Ford's vehicle configuration tool is live, so go check it out for yourself.

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